Part of the birthday girls presents. 1 reversible pinafore & three pairs of shorts from @puperita patterns 2 of the 6 personalised t-shirts. She went straight for the pinafore when she opened the present 💝 #sewers#sewersofinstagram
I do love a bit of #upcycling. Original cushion was the brown one I’ve recovered two so far with #fabric I bought at without knowing what I would use it for. I decided against painting the chairs as I don’t know what their next reincarnation will be.
Finished my #mechashawl. Easy, enjoyable knit. I used the yarn from @bluebellyarns advent calendar instead of the yarns specified and didn’t change colours as suggested. The icord bind off looks great still have half of the multi green and red left. @annanikipirowicz #shawls
I am in a quandary. I am going to knit the first @curioushandmade #theshawlsocietyiii#theshawlsocietyiii shawl but as I am stash shopping this year am going to knit it with three colours instead of two. I have narrowed it down to these four options. Which do you think I should choose?
Day 2 why? I don’t know why o craft I always say it’s part of my DNA as I don’t recall when I learnt. Knitting calms me down without realising it and I can feel the calm wash over me when I sew. I sew for myself , family and friends. #makersmay#knitting
#makermay Day 1 Makers Me. I’m a knitter, sewist/sewer, curator of a large fabric and yarn stash, collected over many years. I mainly@make for myself, family and a couple of friends. This year I am shopping from the stash and currently have three projects on the go. I love yarn and fabric. I’m wearing #letterpresscowl from
Day 26 #machine#sewingmachine I am lucky enough to own a Brother Super Galaxie 3000D. It embroiders as well as quilts. I have had it for around 20 years. If I’m being happy honest I don’t use the embroidery part much. My biggest regret regards sewing machines is donating my mums collection of singer sewing machines to the local school years ago. Now of course I would like to get one to teach my granddaughter how to sew.
Day21 #threads#sewinglovechallenge I have so many threads many from the fifties and onwards. I inherit craft stuff. I have recently had a clear out of my threads and I only kept my and and donated the rest to a local care home. Remember to match the thread to the fabric. Cotton to cotton
Day 22 #pdforpaper I am torn with this. I have only recently discovered PDF patterns as I always shows away from all that piecing together but now for children’s patterns I prefer PDF. I can cut the size out and then as they grow I can print another size out so more cost effective. I’m too lazy to do the tracing for each size . However I prefer the paper patterns for adults #sewinglovechallenge
Day 19 #novel I couldn’t choose just one . Both these books inspire me and make me want to sew more. #laura’shandmadelife is a wonderful tale of Laura and as the title says her handmade life. tells a tale of two families and the audio book is perfect to craft to. Both these books give me a warm glow and make me want to sew more. @nataliesfergie
Day 17 #pincushions. The white is one to wear on the wrists. I had a lovely one my friend made but it went missing on a holiday. The black patterned one is a magnetic one whose cover broke and I covered it in duck tape. The square one I made and has a scrap bag attached #sewinglovechallenge
#day15#storage . My husband put this together out of@old shelving we had. I also have a small shed filled with for my yarn and fabric which I am working hard to go through. My sewing table and ironing board are in an L formation in front of the shelving
Day8 #tools My must have tool that I have probably bought hundreds of over the years is my bodkin. I prefer the type shown with elastic and I find it easier than a safety pin to thread my elastic/cord through #sewinglovechallenge
Day 3 #pattern . #sewinglovechallenge This is tough one. I use lots of different pattern companies including but my current favourite is @theavidseamstress this is the most recent on cut out ready to sew @sewinglovechallenge
Day 1 #sewinglovechallenge intro this me and my Harry who loves to watch me sew as does his sister Evas. I can’t remember a time I haven’t sewn. I like sewing most things , mainly clothes but not over keen on toys. #sewinglovechallenge2018